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Retinal Detachment 101: Understanding Causes and Risk Factors

Did you know that retinal detachment is one of the most serious eye conditions? This condition affects your retina — a layer of tissue at the back of your eye that processes light pulls away from the tissue around it. This is why in medical terms it is called a detached retina.

There are three main types of retinal detachment:

  • Rhegmatogenous is the most common type of condition that usually happens with age. In this condition, the retinal tear occurs when the vitreous gel that fills your eyeball pulls away from your retina.
  • Tractional type happens when scar tissue pulls on your retina. This condition is more common with diabetes.
  • Exudative kind happens when fluid builds up behind your retina. This condition does not create a tear. The fluid pushes the retina away from the tissue behind it.

Symptoms of Retinal Detachment

Some people never get any noticeable symptoms of retinal detachment, while others do. It depends on the severity of the condition. Some of the most common signs that may be due to retinal detachment are:

  • Seeing flashes of light which is also called photopsia.
  • Floaters are natural for everyone to see. But seeing a lot of floaters could be a warning sign that you may have a retinal tear.
  • You may start having side vision.
  • Darkening or shadow covering part of your vision.

Risk Factors You Should Know About

The risks for retinal detachment are as follows:

  • Severe nearsightedness
  • An eye injury or cataract surgery
  • A family history of retinal detachment could be the reason
  • Diabetic retinopathy which is the damaged blood vessels in your retina
  • Posterior vitreous detachment or the pulling away of the vitreous gel in your eye.

Best Treatment For Retinal Detachment

Make sure you consult with an experienced eye care provider to discuss treatment options. Some of the most common invasive treatments are:

  • Laser therapy or cryopexy
  • Pneumatic retinopexy
  • Scleral buckle
  • Vitrectomy

Although there are no prevention ways for retinal detachment, you can always do a few necessary things for better eye health such as:

  • Make sure you wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing any strenuous job.
  • Always keep your blood sugar in control.
  • If you have been seeing different eye issues that are affecting your daily activities, make sure to see a doctor immediately.

How can Narayan Smruti Hospital Help You?

We are a multispecialty hospital offering a plethora of services when it comes to eye treatments. We provide advanced retinal detachment surgery in Vadodara.

Our specialized doctors will thoroughly examine your eye conditions and after taking into account all the previous medical history will recommend the most suitable treatment for your retinal conditions.

Do visit us today for a thorough eye checkup.